The chicken industry prefers feminine chicks as they fatten better.

The chicken industry prefers feminine chicks as they fatten better.

The chicken industry prefers feminine chicks as they fatten better.

Men tend to be killed after hatching. Germany’s Food and Agriculture Ministry would like to end the bloody procedure – by peering straight into the egg.

What is in the egg? That is a relevant concern that does not just interest children when you look at the supermarket whom shake their Kinder Surprise eggs and wonder whatever they’re getting. It is also a question that is important the agricultural industry – even though the focus isn’t on chocolate eggs, but chicken ones.

Now scientific study has managed to make it feasible to check in the hen’s egg to find out a chick’s sex.

The question of whether a fertilized hen’s egg will turn into a male or a female chick is extremely important – male chicks are not well-suited to become broilers, neither do they lay eggs for poultry farmers.

Because of this, each year about 45 million male chicks are killed in Germany alone right after these are typically created. On industrial livestock farms, they’re usually gassed or shredded alive. Czytaj więcej about The chicken industry prefers feminine chicks as they fatten better.